12' x 12' isn't very big for a directional antenna...at least not one for
HF, where even a very modest tribander (yagi) has elements that are about
thirty feet long. However, a HexBeam or Moxon would be smaller, and more
"square" in shape, and maybe fit. Until you get a dog. -WB2WIK/6
"Success is the ability to go from failure to failure with no loss of
enthusiasm." -Winston Churchill
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> Subject: [BULK] - [TowerTalk] Covert Mast and Yagi
> Here's a challenging question (at least challenging for me). I
> currently live in a covenant restricted community that doesn't allow
> antennas. Since I have trees around the house, I realize that it is
> not difficult to set up a dipole, or two, or three. What I'm curious
> about is whether one could setup a mast of some sort that could be
> extended at night with a yagi (or similar) antenna at its top. I have
> a dogpen (no dog) at the side of the house that has sides six feet
> high (chain link with plastic strips to hide the inside from view)
> with internal dimensions of 12'X12'. I have had musings about
> possibly "landing" the antenna in the dogpen before the sun comes up.
> Otherwise, the whole project gets turned into a "pumpkin".
> Force 12 has some interesting extendable masts on their website. Are
> there other masts that extend to a workable level, and still collapse
> to the six foot level I need to hide the antenna during the day? Am I
> smokin' crack on this one, or are there directional antennas that
> could could fit into my dogpen dimensions when retracted.
> If nothing else, it's a thought exercise. I just don't have the
> background to figure out if it's even possible with off the shelf
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
> Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with
> any questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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